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this morning. there in time's square, people watched on a number of big tv screens. crowds in florida witnessed the last launch, live. these were images from the roadways were people stopped the cars and crossed the road to get the best vantage point. now, the last launch was a must see event at the maryland science center in the inner harbor. people packed the center to watch the launch on the big screen set up just for the occasion. many were upset that the program is coming to a close, folks pointed out, this isn't the end of space exploration for the u.s.. they want to go to the moon and back to mars. they need a different delivery system to get people there. the shuttle has done its service. it's time to move on now. they've built the international space station. >> reporter: they'll have a live tv feed as well. >>> today was a big day for the owners of a charles village pub, they're rebuilding the restaurant. fire burned it to the ground in january. the new pub will have more space and include a rooftop deck and patio and more employees. they'll be back open by next year. >>> a panel on t
on that coming up later on abc2 news. time for a check of your weather and that's a big story today because storms last night were pretty dangerous. >> absolutely. it wassingly out there. >> it was. and you know it could be gettingly again going into the afternoon. if you have errand, do them this morning because you can see the radar is dry as of now. you have to look at things to see the one lone storm in southern maryland but that's not doing anything at this point. it's actually in the bay. so as we look at flash flood watch it's in effect through tonight and basically covering everybody. and we do have the potential for flooding as we go through the rest of today. darlington's temperature at 69. the big story once again for today is the dew points. so we are going to be feeling uncomfortable out there. temperature wise, we will be right around 8# but the big story is the -- 83 but the big story is showers and thunderstorms into the afternoon. tonya has traffic. >> reporter: good morning. it's a good morning. marc trains are on time. that's always good news. let's look outside as the su
, they will always find one. >> beyond a reasonable doubt is like swiss cheese. there's holes everywhere. there's big p pces missing. there's gaps. >> reporter: jennifer ford, injure numb juror number 3 in the trial, told us all the evidence prosecutors said point to guilt could have pointed another way, too. >> every expert, like, with anything, i could have been what the prosecution said, it could be the defense. if it's both, it could not be proven. >> there's a disconnect. because people outside see the trial on television. they think of it as reality telelesion. and on television, there's always a result. if this person isn't guilty, someone else is. in real life, we may never know what happened. we may end up with uncertainty. uncertainty is a very important part of the criminal justice system. >> most cases are circumstantial evidence. that's so not unusual. and nevertheless, juries, most of the time, find their way to a conviction when the circumstantial evidence adds up. in my opinion, this did. >> reporter: but for casey anthony, all that is just a moomoot argument now. what happens to her?
a few seconds left. if they can't get that big deal they might try for a smaller one. what happens on august 2nd if there is no agreement. >> reporter: the u.s. government runs out of money. some are looking for ways to roll over some of the debt, but this is really just managing a sinking ship more than anything. on august 4th, $87 billion in debt comes due and there needs to be a new debt to take its place, george. >> jake, thanks very muchch >>> turning now to casey anthony. she'll have to wait a little bit longer before she gets out of jail. adding an additional four days and with time already served a week from sunday will now be her last day behind bars. abc's ashleigh banfield is in orlando with the latest. how did they come up with this recalculated release date? >> reporter: just different math and honestly this is such a frenzy yesterday it's assumed they did this so quickly, once orange county jail officials went back over the numbers they realized it wasn't right. it was more clerical as we understand than anything else but it means she's getting out a little later than
crowson. weather is the big story of the day. let's get to lynette charles with a look at what to expect as we get better for what better --we get ready for what better be a great weekend. >> you just called me stupid. >> that moons i love you. i can't believe you -- means i love you. i can't believe you said that. >>> it's a watch that we do have the potential for flooding andkeep your eyes open if you see ponding on the roadways, you don't want to drive through that. we are looking at your maryland's most powerful radar as of now and we are dry. if you have errand to run, -- errands to run do it this morning. >> reporter: good morning. and good advice. we have trees down and flooding in certain areas. so definitely don't drive through if you see standing water. let's see how the beltway is moving. 695 at liberty road. we have the usual volume and it's congested from liberty road all the way around to 270. be aware of that. ever green road at holly avenue in severna park an accident there. york road at beaver run lane and ashland are closed due to flooding and argone we have and acciden
homeowners can miss their mortgage payments. big pickup trucks are not selling. instead they are sitting on dealer lots and now there's concern there could be price wars and lower profits later this year. the biggest backlog of inventory is gm's full-sizeed pickup. and that's not a problem for the toyota prius. the automakers expects the sales to beat last year despite the natural disasters will yerl that cut production. the increase in prius sales was fueled by high gas prices. and back to school sales are starting early this year. one reason for that is that stores are nervous about consumer spending despite yesterday's good retail spending numbers. last year, consoupers spent more than dr can consumers spent more than $-- more than -- last year, consumers spent more than $5 million. i am peggy bunker. >>> welcome back on this friday. he was a legend credited with leaf losingizing the -- ref loseizing the way -- revolutionizing the way the tightend was played. he was one of the kindest giants you could meet emmett could beat the bears cowboys and the -- meet. he could beat the bears an
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lightning. next you now, lightning come down the yard. it split that tree right there. i mean, that's a big tree. >> no one was injured, but power is out. bge crews are working there. roosevelt leftwich, abc2 news. >>> here's a look at tonight's top stories. weeks after a deadly hit-and- run, abc2 news obtained the dispatch tapes. the tapes showed the initial confusion at the scene. the car pulled over belongs to a woman from severn. >>> the space shuttle is heading to the international space station. it's the start of the last space shuttle mission after 30 year and 135 missions, the shuttles are being grounded. >>> news from around the nations starts in michigan. the police say that one of the people that a man killed in a shooting spree was his 12-year- old daughter. he killed her and her mother. he went to another home and killed another former girlfriend and her mother. he killed seven people before taking hostages in a stranger's home. he then killed himself. >>> a prison break was caught on tape. two prisoners staged a fight and the original pair barged through the door and escaped.
weeks, a year, compared to under 55.r 35 weeks for those the problem, employers, big and small, are reluctant to hire new workers until they are convinced the economy is really turning around. right now, they are not. john owns two clothing stores in new york city. a typical small businessman. he employs a total of ten people. just about the national average. and in the weak onomy, he's discouraged from hiring because other employers aren't hiring. >> i see no growth in employment. it doesn't bode well for growing my business. >> reporter: and he wants to see other signs of recovery before talking on any new workers. >> we have to see easier credit and more demand. >> reporter: then you would start hiring? >> then we would start hiring. >> reporter: do you see that coming any time soon? >> not at all. >> reporter: and i asked him what he wants washington to do, he said, persuade the banks to start lending more readily and more generally do something about jobs. frustration that he, an employer, shares with millions of people who are looking for work. >> well, ron, that's the is
. the previous three to four months wasn't long enough to find a new job. >>> big pickup trucks respect selling. there's concern that could lead to price wars and lower profits. the biggest backlog is gm full size pickup trucks and gmc sierra. >> that is not a problem for the toyota prius. the automaker expects this year's sales to beat last year's despite the natural disasters that cut production. the increase of the prius sales was fueled by high gas pricic. >>> back to school sales are starting early. sorry, kids. one reason is that stores are nervous about consumer spending despite yesterday's good retail spending numbers. last year consumers spent more than $55 million on back-to-school shopping. >> the brand-new pencil keeper. >>> the shocking report on obesity rates across the country. here we go again, all the abdomen shots. why this is an alarming epidemic. >>> while being embroiled in a scandal rupert murdoch's world is crumbling around him. yeah, dirt? do you think the two of us will ever find the one? well, we've been left behind by so many mops and brooms... aw, man! ...but we have
from police about steps that can make a big difference. those stories and more coming up in 60 seconds. >>> in south carolina mom is having her little girl a little tighter at this hour. the two -year-old was inside her mom apogee when she and her boyfriend stopped at her aunts house. they left the jeep running in the driveway while they ran inside and once inside the house, she looked outside to see two meant opening the doors. she ran outside and the man -- men held a gun and ordering back into the house. >> i panicked. i did not know what they would do to my child. she cannot speak for herself. >> the car took off with her inside. about two hours later, just as police were getting ready to issue an amber alert, it was discovered with the toddler inside at a nearby school. the thieves took a cell phone and rent money, but left her unhurt. >>> there have been no justice for caylee. >> news of casey anthony's release was read, so did the protest. they were angry that the jurors acquitted her of charges. a handful of supporters gathered and one man that said, will you marry me? one rest
. than we go into saturday -- saturday and then you see a big smile because we are looking pretty good going into saturday and sunday. early saturday morning we could have residual rain. but then we will gradually clear out. nicely going throughout the day and end up with plenty of sunshine that will linger as we go into sunday. once again for today, the temperature coming in right around 86 degrees. the showers and thunderstorms a flash flood watch through the evening and then by tonight, that temperature right around 69 degrees. still more of the say, very soupy, very humid outside and then tomorrow, that temperature coming in right around 88 degrees. and again they are at a.m. showers i am talking about as possible. so it's not a guaranteed thing. and then that gradual clearing is guaranteed as we go throughout the day. here's the 7-day forecast. i know you like it. saturday, nice and dry, 88 degrees. 90 going into sunday and the key there is the fact that we will be less humid going throughout the weekend. as we go into next week, though, the showers and thunderstorms return and it
a big issue this morning. but there's another pressing problem facing nasa as well. >>> here, thunderstorms didn't stop overnight. some of the damage done. power outages have been reported in some areas. some people dealing with hours and days of cleanup ahead. >> yeah. the wind and -- winds and tremendous rain and made for a great light show and thunder. >> lynette charles has been tracking the storm right now. but we begin team coming in halethorpe with linda so with the latest on the storm damage. we will see how the weather is going with lynette. >> we are not dealing with any showers or thunderstorms. they will were -- they why overnight but we will deal with that throughout the remainder of the day. some of the showers and thunderstorms could be on the severe side. we have a flash flood wash in effect and that's until this evening. it's not going to be as hot today but we are going to be very sultry and humid. the showers and thunderstorms are likely today. not possible, but likely. and then we dry out going into the weekend. here's maryland's most powerful radar and th
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